June Regional Update
Montana Women’s Center
Welcome Cheryl, the new Missoula Director!
Cheryl began her career in ministry working with women in abortion recovery and leading Bible studies in Sacramento, California. Sometime after moving to Missoula, Montana in 2005 she began work as an office manager for New Hope Christian Fellowship where she became an assistant pastor licensed with the International Foursquare Church and in 2014 received her ordination. While working for New Hope, she earned an advanced degree in Biblical Counseling. She joined Pacific NW Adult & Teen Challenge in 2015 as a Program Coordinator for a year. She has spent the last two years as a volunteer pastoral counselor with Elevate Church and in her own private pastoral counseling practice. She and her husband just celebrated their 20-year wedding anniversary.
They have two sons — one college-bound to the University of Montana and the other entering high school. Cheryl enjoys reading, gardening and recreating on the abundant hiking trails and rivers in and around Missoula. She is passionate about helping others experience lasting, powerful transformation in their lives through the power of Jesus. She considers it an honor to be able to participate in the work God is doing in the lives of the students at the Missoula Campus and is excited to see God move in the ministry of Adult and Teen Challenge PNW and the community of Missoula.
Portland Men’s Center
We had a very successful garage sale and the work program is up and running. We have one company that is hiring the guys on a regular basis, All Pro Metro Services. They do window washing and pressure washing.
The center is planning a huge car wash this weekend to coincide with the Estacada annual vintage outdoor market and farmers market being held across the street from our center.
Willamette Valley Men’s Center
The Willamette Valley Men’s Center recently completed an entire Dorm Room Renovation Project. Our dorm rooms were in disrepair causing safety and health issues. In partnership with Willamette Community Church, Mid-Valley Women of Christ and private donors we raised the funds needed to gut the old dorms completely. We burned the old broken beds, repaired walls, and replaced trim, added fresh paint and brand new metal bunk beds. The students were able to move back into the new dorms on Sunday, June 3rd and are excited and happy. Thank you to our local partners and donors for making this possible. And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. (Phil.4:19)
Central Oregon Men’s Center
Central Oregon Men’s Campus has been blessed with coming to churches that are welcoming us into their doors for the first time. This year so far we have six itinerations with new churches. It is exciting to be welcomed into a new church home and to expand the Adult and Teen Challenge community here in Central Oregon. Every time we meet new people who want to partner with the ministry or know someone who needs our program.
At the center, we have been working on the community aspect of the program with outings every Sunday after Church. Central Oregon is full of natural wonders so we’ve had the opportunity to go hiking, fishing, and swimming all around the region. These outings are great to cultivate the brotherhood and fellowship aspects of the program.
Seattle Men’s Center
We had so much fun on Saturday, May 19th washing cars to raise funds for the ministry. Please come to support PNW Adult and Teen Challenge and help us Put Hope Within Reach. Our next Car Wash will be on Saturday, June 23rd, and two others on Saturday, July 14th and Saturday, August 25th. We will be washing cars at Kent Christian Center in Kent WA. The address is 9440 Canyon Dr, Kent, WA 98030 and the time is from 10 AM – 4 PM. Come out, get your car washed, tell all your friends and family, and help support a good cause.
Tri-Cities Men’s Center
Brandon – 2 months into his program at Tri-Cities
“I previously spent time in another Teen Challenge location but left early. I had no peace in my life from the time that I left until the time I came back. I’m grateful for this center and some of the differences here and am looking to get close to God! My girlfriend is going through the program at a different center also and I’m really grateful for what God is doing in this whole season.”
Jake – 10 months into his program at Tri-Cities
“I’m nearing completion of the program on July 13th and feel like I’ve really broken through the last 2 months or so. I have applied for and been accepted to do an internship here at the center. I’m super excited to take a new step and continue to learn and grow while serving the men here in the program. This place has become home for me.”
Boise Girls Academy
We have been abundantly blessed by our community lately. We were the recipient of a backyard makeover. We now have a nice backyard. The girls helped lay 28,000 square feet of sod. We also have a new fire pit, fresh stain on the deck, fence completion, new sprinkler system. We still have people from the community asking to do more. We are grateful for all that has been done and given, but also excited to see what God does next through our new friends and donors.
Tri-Cities Women’s Jail Outreach
What a thrill it was for Kathy to have the honor to release a Red Tailed hawk recently. It had been badly burned in a wildfire near Ellensburg and was healed and rehabilitated by a local wild bird rescue organization. How much more are we excited to see transformed women, full of God’s love and growing in their new faith released from jail back into their communities. Not only have many found a new way of life, but they have also learned how to grow in faith and recovery skills on the inside to be ready for the outside.
Now that’s a release into true freedom!
Eugene Women’s Center
We have a new Executive Director and Outreach Coordinator at Eugene Women’s Campus!
Meet our new Executive Director, Charity Bray and new Outreach Coordinator, Scott Bray.
Charity is a born and raised Oregonian. After 12 years of children’s ministry in Oregon, Charity had the opportunity to join our Pacific Northwest Adult and Teen Challenge family. Almost four years later she has assistant managed two of our TC Resale and Donation Centers and served at the regional office in as the Student Sponsorship Specialist. Not long after joining the regional office, God called her to step out in faith and take on the role of Executive Director of Eugene Women’s Campus. God is so cool because not only does she get to work with her husband Scott, she feels God has gifted her with the unique talents and perspective to lead the women and women with children at our campus.
Scott is from Tucson, Arizona. He is a successful Illusionist and has used his incredible skills all over the world. Scott went through Teen Challenge in 2005 with a drug and alcohol addiction. In 2007 Scott made his way out to Oregon to attend the the Teen Challenge Ministry Institute and in 2008 he married Charity. Scott has been a part of our Teen Challenge family since 2012 when he helped pioneer the Student Sponsorship Program. Several years later Scott stepped into the role of TCMI Director overseeing our Interns across the Pacific Northwest. At the beginning of this year Scott filled a need as the Outreach Coordinator at the Portland Metro Men’s Campus and and now Scott is joining the Eugene Women’s Campus team as the Outreach Coordinator.
Our most recent Itineration at College United Methodist church was such a blessing! Not only did our ladies get to share the truth of what Jesus is doing in their lives, the church blessed us with lunch and much appreciated food and supplies for our center.